Dr. Oscar Ortiz

Dr. Horacio Rodiles shares memories of Dr. Oscar Ortiz on Aug. 7.

They say that every ending is the mark of another beginning, so it seems oddly fitting that the start of my professional career would be highlighted by the ending of not just another’s career, but of a much-loved life as well.

When well-known pediatrician, Dr. Oscar Ortiz, died earlier last year, it came as no surprise that a community-wide memorial was organized, one that happened to fall on the same day as my first day at the Imperial Valley Press and was asked to cover.

Staff Writer Heric Rubio can be reached at 760-337-3442 or hrubio@ivpressonline.com

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